University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth is among the top 400 universities in the world in the most recent Times Higher Education ‘World University Rankings’ published in 2013.  This independent rankings place the United Kingdom second only to the US in terms of world-class universities, with only 48 of the UK’s universities in the top 400 in the world.

University of Portsmouth is also a top university for student satisfaction. The National Student Satisfaction survey 2013, ranked the University of Portsmouth at 88 per cent, placing the university in the top 30 of mainstream universities in England for student satisfaction.

With a strong reputation for teaching and student satisfaction with internationally recognised research has led to the university to be a destination of choice for  students wishing to move to higher education.

Many of our academics are international experts in their fields and our students can learn from specialists who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge. 3,000 plus staff support our 19,000 students, including 3,000 from over 100 countries.

The University is active in research and knowledge transfer across the spectrum of its activities. Areas of international excellence include the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, the Centre for European and International Studies Research and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.

The University has excellent links with industry and a strong record of student employability. We have a clear focus on Enterprise, and our Centre for Enterprise, established in 2000, aims to inspire Portsmouth students to learn and succeed in entrepreneurship, offering free training and mentoring to both graduates and current students. Arts and Humanities are further areas of strength; our newly established Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries meets the need for talented graduates of the fast-growing creative and cultural sector of the regional and national economy.

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Tara Dean

Professor Dean joined University of Portsmouth in 2000 and has continued with her research in the area of allergic disorders and leads a successful research team at University. 

In 2007 she was made the Professor of Health Sciences and Associate head of School of Health Sciences and Social Work. She was made Associate Dear (Research) at the Faculty of Science in 2009 and in 2011 was promoted to the role of Director of Research for the University. This is a university wide strategic role where she advise the Vice Chancellor Executive on all research policy matters, including institutional relationships with the Research Councils, the European Commission and major charities as well as Higher Education Funding Council for England. She leads on the development and implementation of university’s research strategy. 

She is passionate about education at all levels and has served as a governor at both primary and secondary schools. She is currently an elected academic staff governor at the University.